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WestJet Cargo and Awesome Cargo announce strategic partnership

Kirsten de Bruijn, executive vice-president, WestJet Cargo
photo_camera Kirsten de Bruijn, executive vice-president, WestJet Cargo

WestJet Cargo has unveiled a strategic arrangement operating on behalf of Awesome Cargo, a rising airline in the Mexican air freight industry.

This collaboration represents a ground-breaking venture, connecting Awesome Cargo’s NLU hub with North America.

Kirsten De Bruijn, senior vice president of cargo of WestJet, said: “This collaboration brings together two visionary cargo airlines, weaving our strengths into an innovative tapestry of enhanced services for Awesome Cargo’s customers.

“We’re thrilled to embark on this journey with Awesome Cargo, unlocking endless possibilities for both organisations and setting new standards in the industry.”

Awesome Cargo secured its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from Mexico’s Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) on October 13, 2023.

The airline operates from NLU Airport (Felipe Angeles) in Mexico City and aims to become a pivotal partner in the North American and Latin American region through its NLU hub.

Less than a month into its inception Awesome Cargo operated 17 missions bringing over 800 tonnes of humanitarian aid into Acapulco.

Luis Ramos, chief executive of Awesome Cargo, said: “This partnership is a significant milestone for Awesome Cargo.

“By uniting forces with WestJet Cargo, we not only expand our reach into North America but also contribute to the evolution of air cargo transport in the region.

“Our shared values and commitment to excellence make this collaboration a dynamic force in the industry.”

The inaugural flight is set for December 4, symbolising a new era in air cargo collaboration.

The specific routes that WestJet Cargo will operate on behalf of Awesome Cargo will facilitate connectivity between North America and Mexico via Awesome Cargo’s NLU hub allowing feeding options towards Awesomes Cargo’s two newly deployed A330s, fostering enhanced connectivity and efficiency in air cargo transportation.

The collaboration leverages the combined expertise of WestJet Cargo and Awesome Cargo, with technical highlights including: the utilisation of reefer trucks for temperature-sensitive cargo; the implementation of temperature-controlled facilities to maintain cargo integrity; enhanced security measures throughout the transportation process; connectivity of different types of cargo across networks; and horse transfers between Mexico, the US and Canada.

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